Tucker Carlson invited Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) onto Tucker Carlson Tonight Tuesday hoping to get some answers about recent allegations leveled against conservative firebrand, but Carlson was only left with more confusion. Earlier in the evening, the New York Times reported that Gaetz is being investigated by the Department of Justice for an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old. Gaetz claimed that the whole thing is a plot by a former DOJ official to extort money from his family. That’s what Gaetz chose to focus on as Carlson pushed for details about the reported investigation. Gaetz’s answers were all over the place, even including Carlson’s past on a couple occasions. First Gaetz brought up a sexual assault allegation against Carlson in the early 2000s, then he talked about a dinner he and a woman had with Carlson and his wife two years ago.
“That was one of the weirdest interviews I’ve ever conducted,” Carlson said after coming back from commercial following the interview. “That story just appeared in the news a couple of hours ago. And on the certainty that there’s always more than you read in the newspaper, we immediately called Matt Gaetz and asked him to come on and tell us more which, as you saw, he did.I don't think that clarified much. But it certainly showed this is a deeply interesting story and we will be following it. Don't quite understand it, but we will bring you more when we find out.”